For other uses, see Weakness to Magicka.
"This effect decreases the target's resistance to damage from non-elemental magical effects."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Weakness to Magicka is an effect, ability, and a spell in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that is a member of the Destruction school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 2.00 points.

Racial abilityEdit

  • Altmer – 50% weakness to magicka


The following spells consist of a Weakness to Magicka effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.

Weakness to Magicka Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area
GoldIcon Base ID
Dire Weakness to Magicka Spell4726010Target0dire weakness to magicka
Elfborn * Ability05050ConstantSelf0 elfborn ability
Weakness to Magicka Ability05050ConstantSelf0 weakness magicka_50
Weakness to Magicka Spell810105Target0 weakness to magicka
Wrath of Uthol Spell501020InstantTarget0 wrath of uthol
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.
* A component of The Apprentice birthsign.


The following spell merchants are purveyors of one or more spells consisting of a Weakness to Magicka effect:

Weakness to Magicka Merchants
Elynu Saren Tribunal Temple10Suran: TempleDire Weakness to Magicka
Eraamion Mages Guild10Caldera: Mages GuildDire Weakness to Magicka
Ervona Barys * Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonDire Weakness to Magicka
Estoril Thieves Guild10Ald'ruhn: The Rat in the PotDire Weakness to Magicka
Felen Maryon Telvanni7Tel Branora: Upper Tower, Therana's ChamberDire Weakness to Magicka
Laurina Maria TR None18Mournhold: Royal Palace, Imperial Cult ServicesDire Weakness to Magicka
Marayn Dren Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildDire Weakness to Magicka
Mertisi Andavel Telvanni10Tel Branora: Upper TowerDire Weakness to Magicka
Tinaso Alan Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesDire Weakness to Magicka
Urtiso Faryon Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Urtiso Faryon: SorcererDire Weakness to Magicka

* This person's services are available to faction members of a sufficient rank only.


  • This effect does not affect effects with no magnitude, such as Silence or Paralyze. This effect's magnitude directly corresponds to a percent increase in the magnitude of subsequent spells (e.g. ten points equals +10%).
  • There is a one-second delay after casting a weakness effect before it is active. Therefore, if using a spell that simultaneously casts both weakness and damage effects, the weakness component will not be applied the first time it is cast.

Affected effectsEdit

The following effects are subject to Weakness to Magicka.

Affected effects


Weakness to Magicka and Resist Magicka are opposites, but equal. If they are present with the same magnitude, the two effects cancel (e.g. a person with ten points of resistance and ten points of weakness has no net effect). The magnitude of these effects can be subtracted from one another to determine a net magnitude. For example:

30 weakness - 10 resistance = net effect 20 weakness
40 resistance - 25 weakness = net effect 15 resistance

Unlike elemental weakness effects, Weakness to Magicka can not be used to break immunity (one-hundred points of Resist Magicka), because this effect is resisted by Resist Magicka.

See alsoEdit


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